Makar Sankranti


Til gud ghya god god bola..

Makar sankranti is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Surya. It marks the first day of Sun’s transit into the Makar rashi marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days.

In Maharashtra on Makar Sankranti day people exchange til-gud as tokens of goodwill and greet each other with the words “Til gud ghya god god bola” meaning “forget the past ill-feelings and hostilities and resolve to speak sweetly and remain friends”.

I remember during childhood, we used to gorge on the tasty til-gud mixture and ladoo that mom made. Today I will share with you my mom’s recipes of the same.